We know you’re beaming with happiness for the newlyweds, but sometimes it can be tricky to put that into the right words.


We’re here to help you shape the perfect wedding card message for any couple. We’ve sorted our list into categories, so it’s easy for you to find what you are looking for.

Think about how you would like the special couple to feel. Do you want them to well up, have a good giggle or be excited and joyful? How you want the couple to feel is how to start picking the right words.

Use the messages below as a basis for your card and add any other details you like. The more personal you can make your message the more memorable it’ll be to the newlyweds.

Get started with these beautiful messages for a wedding card.

Main image: Photo by Christina Watkins

What to write in a wedding card for any couple

Classic wedding congratulations message

A classic wedding card message is suitable for almost any couple!

  • Congratulations on your special day. Wishing you all the best for the future.
  • Congratulations on tying the knot!
  • Congratulations to the special couple. We’re so pleased to be a part of your big day.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.
  • Congratulations on your wedding day. We’re so glad we’re celebrating your special day with you.
  • Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world on your wedding day.
  • Wishing you a future full of love and happiness.
  • Wishing you a life filled with beautiful adventures.
  • To a very special couple, you two are made for one another.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of happiness filled with beautiful memories.

Funny wedding card messages

Make the newlyweds laugh with these funny wedding card messages.

  • You’re a lucky [man/woman], not sure how you managed that. Happy Wedding Day!
  • Congratulations on your special day! Now, you mentioned a free bar…
  • I totally called it! Congrats on your big day.
  • A huge congratulations to you both. I’m totally ready to dance embarrassingly.
  • I’m missing [insert a thing the couple know you love: football game/new movie/tv show] for this! That’s how much I love you both.
  • I’m just here for the free [food/bar].
  • Eat, drink and be married!
  • Now you can annoy each other forever!
  • Your [grandparents/other relatives] were right when they said ‘you’re next’!
  • Congrats to the two most amazing people I know! Are you looking to adopt? I’m available.

Non-cheesy wedding card messages

Keep it simple with these non-cheesy wedding messages.

  • It’s your wedding day! I couldn’t be happier for you both.
  • I couldn’t be happier that you two tied the knot.
  • Happy wedding day! I’m excited to celebrate with you!
  • Have a wonderful wedding day - you deserve it!
  • Wishing you a life filled with amazing experiences.
  • Enjoy the next chapter in your adventure together!
  • Time to make more memories together. Enjoy your special day!
  • Enjoy the journey, it’s the best part!
  • Yay, you are married! Enjoy your special day.
  • Cheers to you both! Wishing you a happy life together filled with adventure.

Looking for card messages for other special occasions?

Take a look at our card messages for every occasion, for more inspiration.

What to write in a wedding card for a family member

Writing personalised wedding card messages for family and friends can make your words extra special.

Wedding messages for parents

Our parents are so precious, let’s make them feel special on their big day.

  • I’m so glad you’ve found the one! Congratulations [mum/dad].
  • I hope your day is as special as you. Congratulations [mum/dad]!
  • You’re a wonderful role model, and I’m so lucky to have you as my [mum/dad]. Wishing you lots of love on your wedding day.
  • I’m over the moon you’ve found happiness with [spouse name]! Wishing you all the joy in your next chapter.
  • I know you and [spouse name] will have many amazing adventures together. I’m so happy to be gaining another family member.

Wedding messages for your sister

Let your sister know how special she is with these thoughtful messages.

  • Congratulations to my beautiful sister on your wedding day.
  • To my sister, I am so proud to be a part of your big day! I can’t wait to celebrate with you.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness from your [little/big] sister.
  • I can’t believe it’s your wedding day. I guess we’re all grown up!
  • You two are made for each other! I can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Wedding messages for your brother

Five wedding wishes to send to your brother.

  • Congratulations on your wedding day! I can’t wait to see you bust out your dance moves.
  • Yay, you’re married! I’m surprised you found someone to put up with you.
  • I’m so pleased to be getting a new [sister]-in-law! Wishing you all the love and happiness on your special day.
  • To the best [big/little] brother, I can’t believe you’ve tied the knot before me!
  • Congratulations [brother and spouse names]! You were made for each other.

Wedding messages for your son

Make your son smile with these special wedding messages. Most of these work for your daughter too!

  • To the most special son, wishing you and [spouse name] a lifetime of happiness. I couldn’t be more proud of you.
  • I’m so pleased you found your soulmate (aka your partner in crime). I know you will enjoy a beautiful life together.
  • We’re so pleased to welcome [spouse name] to the family, a wonderful addition.
  • I’m so pleased you’ve found [spouse name] to experience life's adventures with.
  • Enjoy every moment, you’re in for a beautiful adventure!

Wedding messages for your daughter

Make your daughter feel extra special with these beautiful messages. These work for your son too!

  • You make me so proud! I wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness. Love [Mum/Dad].
  • I’m so happy you found your soulmate! With all the love in the world, [Mum/Dad].
  • I can’t believe I’m going to watch my beautiful daughter walk down the aisle. I’m so proud of you. Love, [Mum/Dad].
  • You are made for each other, I’m so happy to welcome [name of spouse] to the family.
  • I’m beyond proud of you, and so happy you found your person. Lots of love always, [Mum/Dad].

What to write in a wedding card for a friend

Let your friends know how excited you are for them with these wedding wishes for friends.

  • Congratulations! I’m so happy two of my best friends are married!
  • To the two most awesome people I know! I’m so happy you found each other.
  • I’m honoured to have friends like you, and I couldn't be happier you’ll be spending your lives together.
  • I know you two will live a beautiful life together. Can I tag along?
  • Let’s celebrate like it’s [insert year you met/did lots of stuff together eg.1995]

Wedding wishes for colleagues

  • I was so glad to meet a friend like you. Congratulations on your special day.
  • I’m so excited to celebrate your special day with you!
  • I can’t believe you are taking [x weeks off] - How will I survive? Wishing you the most special wedding day.
  • I feel so honoured to be a part of your special day!
  • Wishing you a very special day! I can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Finding the right words for the newlyweds

It can be a challenge to express yourself through words. But with these helpful starting points you’ll find writing a wedding card a breeze!

Make sure you have the couple and your relationship with them in mind when choosing a message. The more personalised, the more special your card will be.


You’ve got the perfect message, now to find the perfect wedding card

Make a gorgeous DIY wedding card with our simple tutorial by Jenny Hodges.

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Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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